Christoph Winkelmann
Curriculum Vitae

Christoph Winkelmann 
Gesellschaftsstrasse 39 
3012 Bern 
phone: (41) 31 530 06 63 
• Specialist in numerical methods for flow simulations 
• PhD in applied mathematics with background in mechanical engineering 
• fluent in english, german, french and italian 
Degrees and Education 
2004-2007 PhD in applied mathematics at EPF Lausanne 
2001-2004 degree in computational science and engineering, with distinction, at ETH Zόrich (equiv. M.Sc) 
1997-2001 degree of mechanical engineer FH, with distinction, at Bern University of Applied Sciences (equiv. B.Sc) 
Professional experience 
2013- ETH Zurich, Seminar of Applied Mathematics: Scientific Software Developer 
2008-2013 Philip Morris International: Scientist in numerical modeling and simulation 
1993-1997 U. Ammann Maschinenfabrik AG, Langenthal: Apprenticeship as technical draftsman 
• Numerical Simulation 
Finite element methods, incompressible flow simulation, (nearly) incompressible elasticity, multiphase flow, level set method, reinitialization, Navier-Stokes equations, preconditioning 
• Computer Science 
Implementation of flow solvers, design patterns in object oriented and generic programming 
• PhD Thesis 
Interior penalty finite element approximation of Navier-Stokes equations and application to free surface flows
• Master's thesis 
A Discontinuous Galerkin Scheme for Elastic Waves in Nearly Incompressible Materials. 
German: Mother tongue 
English: Fluent (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, grade A) 
French: Fluent (7 semesters of teaching in french as graduate teaching assistant at EPF Lausanne) 
Italian: Fluent (3 years of PhD studies in italian majority research group) 
• Lausanne-Sports Rowing Club: coaching of amateur rowers and co-organisation of rowing tours in Europe 
• Orchestre d'Yverdon-les-Bains: playing violoncello

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